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[MIT Sloan] Business Process Design for Strategic Management

Based on the highly-rated course hosted over two days at the MIT Sloan School of Management, this 6-week online programme broadens access to the knowledge of industry thought leaders such as Nelson Repenning and Donald Kieffer, who integrated decades of industry practice and academic investigation to create Dynamic Work Design.

The online programme offers those who would previously be limited in accessing the on-campus course the opportunity to engage with a portion of the content in a flexible and personalised way, through a highly collaborative and supportive online environment. You’ll learn to implement improvement strategies naturally in your everyday work, not from a prescribed list, but from a deep personal understanding of the principles.

Course Duration

6 weeks, excluding orientation
6-8 hours/week*
*The recommended weekly time commitment for core content is 4-5 hours, taking into account the busy lifestyles of working professionals, with an additional 2-3 hours recommended for non-compulsory weekly extension activities, should you have the time. Each module is released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning. You’ll be supported as you engage in individual activities and group discussions, ensuring you feel confident to submit your best work at each weekly deadline.

Dates: 6 Mar – 23 Apr 2019 | 8 May – 25 Jun 2019 | 26 Jun – 13 Aug 2019 | 4 Sep – 22 Oct 2019 | 30 Oct – 17 Dec 2019

Next registration deadline: 26 February 2019

Course Outline

Use pain points to improve and innovate in your business using Dynamic Work Design as you follow your learning path through the following modules:

Module 1: An Introduction to Dynamic Work Design

Module 2: The Four Principles of Dynamic Work Design

Module 3: The Problem Statement

Module 4: Structured Problem Solving

Module 5: Designing Work for People

Module 6: Visual Management

Course Outcome

You’ll develop an understanding of how to go about implementing improvement strategies; why improvement strategies usually fail; the psychological reasons behind learning, change, and motivation; principles of good work design; and how to go about problem solving effectively. The programme culminates in the identification of issues within your organisation and the development of a structured problem-solving document based on the A3 approach to continuous improvement which was first employed at Toyota and successfully adopted by many companies.

You will receive an official certificate of completion from MIT Sloan School of Management. This programme also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programmes where at least three of the four come from your chosen certificate track and at least one is completed in-person. Find full details here.

Course Fees

US$2,800

To register for this programme, click here.

Contact Information

MIT Sloan School of Management
Tel: +1 617-253-7166
Email: [email protected]
Web: executive.mit.edu/openenrollment
Facebook: MIT-Sloan-Executive-Education
Twitter: @MITSloanExecEd


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